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Conditioner-only styling -- product recs?

poemaXXpoemaXX Posts: 456Registered Users
Hey ladies -- I know there was a thread about conditioner-only styling somewhere around here! Anywho, I've had great success with Oyin Hair Dew (pricey :( ) and Trader Joe's Conditioner with Tea Tree (as long as I use some oil with it).

I know Tresemme Naturals Moisturizing gets a lot of love around here but I can't find it in stores. :( Any others I should look out for? Thanks!
|| 3b; normal porosity; fine/normal texture || CG since Feb 2010 || SD/dandruff prone

Current Routine BAQ henna 1/month Leave-in OH Hair Dew Cheapie Conditioner Tresemme Naturals Moisturizing
Old Stand-bys extra-virgin coconut oil Protein AO GPB; Moisture AO HR Style AOMMJ – Kept for troubleshooting.
Waiting to try extra-wide curlformers SD treatment H&S Clinical Strength

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  • awelcomeawelcome Posts: 167Registered Users
    I have been conditioner only styling lately and though I get some frizz and poof I am pretty ok with it. I use Suave Naturals Coconut. I think it has a bit of protein in it and not a ton of moisture which seems right for my low porosity, fine hair. Best of all it's SUPER cheap!
    My Hair:
    2c
    Fine, low porosity, med/high density
    BSL - going for mid back to waist

    HG: currently
    just washing with a low poo that contains protein (Alba Naturals Coconut) and using Suave Naturals Coconut as both a RO and LI. No stylers right now, but this gives me pretty good curl, definition, low-ish frizz, and it feels and looks good. Also an occasional PT (liking the Palmer's Coconut Oil Formula which has cones) seems to be key for me.

    Modified CG since February 2013

  • HootenannyHootenanny Posts: 300Registered Users
    I've found that the Giovanni Direct Leave-in works well for me as a conditioner-only styler. I've just started experimenting with Elucence Moisture Balancing condish, but so far so good as a styler as well as condish! :blob3:
    :cat: Medium/coarse, low porosity, dense, mix of 3s :cat:
    CG (again) since Nov. 2012

    Cleanse: SM Moisture Retention, Elucence MBC, KC Come Clean
    Condish: Giovanni DL, Cure Care, Ion Treatment, GVP Balm, AOHR
    Protein: AOGPB, CNPF, SSRPT
    Stylers: KCCC, SM Souffle, AOMM, SS CEJ, JCRR, JCCC

    :cat: Trying out steaming! :cat:
  • chupiechupie Posts: 5,270Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Is this the method where you emilsify the condish? I did it the other day with Spiral solutions Caitlin's Conditioner. It really didn't take much as the emulsifying stretches it. Came out pretty nice.
  • KiraSavannahKiraSavannah Posts: 423Registered Users
    Yes I love tresemme naturals as a leave in, I also heard garnier fruitis sleek& shine is good leave in condish.

    Sent from my SGH-T999 using CurlTalk App
    CG/LOC Method's 3b/3c hair SL-Curly/ Goal-MBL Curly:)
    Weekly Poo/Low Poo: some Shea M Poo.
    Weekly Deep Treat-Dermorganic Intensive Hair Masque
    Bi-Weekly RO:Tresseme Naturals - V.Smooth/N.Moisture
    Daily Leave in:Shea Moisture Extra Moisture Detangler
    Daily Oil: Olive Oil & Conut Oil Mix
    Daily Styler: Shea Moisture Curl & Style Milk
  • MeeraMeera Posts: 105Registered Users
    poemaXX wrote: »
    Hey ladies -- I know there was a thread about conditioner-only styling somewhere around here! Anywho, I've had great success with Oyin Hair Dew (pricey :( ) and Trader Joe's Conditioner with Tea Tree (as long as I use some oil with it).

    I know Tresemme Naturals Moisturizing gets a lot of love around here but I can't find it in stores. :( Any others I should look out for? Thanks!
    I hate Tresseme Naturals. It dried my hair out big time. I like shea moisture raw shea butter restorative conditioner as a leave in. No matter how much you put inñ its clear. Feels really good in the hair too.
  • greencup13greencup13 Posts: 596Registered Users
    My HG is suave everlasting sunshine mixed with KCKT.
    3A 3B mix
    Colored treated
    Combo Low and High porosity
    Medium coarse texture

    Goosefootprints hair analysis
    Co-wash- As I Am Co-wash
    RO-GVPCB[/COLOR
    LI- As I Am leave in,
    [/COLOR][/COLOR]
    Style- la looks sport gel
  • CubanwavyCubanwavy Posts: 293Registered Users
    I have been using the GF S&S Leave In conditioner only lately and really do like it. It has cones, but my hair likes sulfates, so no problem!
  • wavydazewavydaze Posts: 2,061Registered Users
    Lately I've been using SM C&H Curl & Style Milk... and i love it! It's giving me great 2nd day hair, much looser than wash day but happy none-the-less.

    I've also used KCKT and Alba Botanica Leave-in for conditioner only styling... it depends on what you need.

    KCKT is a very light moisturizer
    Alba LI is very moisturizing... has glycerin but didn't bother me (listed after coconut oil)
    SM C&H C&S milk has protein, anti-humectants

    I tried the Giovanni DLI but it was like having nothing in my hair.
    2bc/ f / ii. low porosity roots + normal-high porosity shaft where bleached. normal elasticity.

    Currently using:
    Poo: Earthbath Oatmeal & Aloe
    RO: V05 Kiwi Lime
    LI: CJ Smoothing Lotion
    Styler: UFD CM, CJ PP
    PT: CJ Repair Me

    :thumright: hydrolized protein, jelly stylers
    :angry8: guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, sulfates, jojoba oil
    Neutral on cones.

    iherb discount code: CFN646
  • kaykrekaykre Posts: 314Registered Users
    Curious.... HOW do you conditioner only style? Is it just raking, scrunching, air drying, etc or is there a specific method? :mrgreen:
    2A/B. Mix of fine, medium, and coarse (mostly medium). Dense. Mix of normal and high porosity.
    Dry climate.

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • awelcomeawelcome Posts: 167Registered Users
    once I am done rinsing out, I turn the water off and while my hair is still dripping wet I smooth/rake lightly a little more conditioner (maybe a pea size per side) into my hair and try to pull it out from the roots a bit. Then I carefully flip, blot with a t-shirt (not scrunch), plop, and then air dry.
    My Hair:
    2c
    Fine, low porosity, med/high density
    BSL - going for mid back to waist

    HG: currently
    just washing with a low poo that contains protein (Alba Naturals Coconut) and using Suave Naturals Coconut as both a RO and LI. No stylers right now, but this gives me pretty good curl, definition, low-ish frizz, and it feels and looks good. Also an occasional PT (liking the Palmer's Coconut Oil Formula which has cones) seems to be key for me.

    Modified CG since February 2013

  • wavydazewavydaze Posts: 2,061Registered Users
    I just scrunch and then air-dry. Sometimes I blot in a scrunched position in between.
    2bc/ f / ii. low porosity roots + normal-high porosity shaft where bleached. normal elasticity.

    Currently using:
    Poo: Earthbath Oatmeal & Aloe
    RO: V05 Kiwi Lime
    LI: CJ Smoothing Lotion
    Styler: UFD CM, CJ PP
    PT: CJ Repair Me

    :thumright: hydrolized protein, jelly stylers
    :angry8: guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, sulfates, jojoba oil
    Neutral on cones.

    iherb discount code: CFN646
  • wavydazewavydaze Posts: 2,061Registered Users
    chupie wrote: »

    Interesting! Thanks for sharing Chupie, I will have to try this.

    I don't love the way it came out on the model but it might work much better for others.
    2bc/ f / ii. low porosity roots + normal-high porosity shaft where bleached. normal elasticity.

    Currently using:
    Poo: Earthbath Oatmeal & Aloe
    RO: V05 Kiwi Lime
    LI: CJ Smoothing Lotion
    Styler: UFD CM, CJ PP
    PT: CJ Repair Me

    :thumright: hydrolized protein, jelly stylers
    :angry8: guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, sulfates, jojoba oil
    Neutral on cones.

    iherb discount code: CFN646
  • CurlsnswirlsCurlsnswirls Posts: 865Registered Users
    chupie wrote: »

    That's very interesting about emulsifying the conditioner, never heard of doing that! I will try this next time I style. I haven't done "conditioner only" for a while. Hoping this technique will work for me.
  • chupiechupie Posts: 5,270Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Ir came out very good on me. Next time I would add a gel on top for definition. It felt SUPER soft and I thought it would never hold up all day but it did fine.